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Accra, March 25, GNA – The Confederation of African
Football (CAF) has fined Ghana Ten Thousand Dollars (US$10,000) for the
invasion of the field of play by a football fan, during an Africa Cup of
Nations (AFCON) Qualifier between the Black Stars and South Africa.

A football fan during the latter stages of the Black
Stars’ win over South Africa in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers at the Cape Coast
Stadium on November 14, 2019 ran onto the pitch and halted play for some few
minutes.

CAF Disciplinary Board fined Ghana the amount of
US$10,000 for the incident after studying the reports from the match officials.

It would be recalled that 25-year-old Awal Suleman,
who run across the pitch, was fined GH¢2,400.00 by the Cape Coast Circuit Court
for breaching public disturbance laws.

“There is a need for lovers of our national teams to
behave appropriately within the laws of game. This is really important because
our actions have consequences for the GFA and the State at large.

“We would continue to educate the patrons of the game
but there will be mechanisms to ensure that fans who cause the Nation to lose
money in this manner are brought to book,” said General Secretary Prosper
Harrison Addo.

GNA